Its Coronavirus Cases Dwindling, China Turns Focus Outward
Beijing is mounting a humanitarian aid blitz in countries struggling with their own outbreaks. In doing so, it’s stepping into a role the West once dominated.
BEIJING — China’s leader, Xi Jinping, pledged to send more medical experts to Italy this week, on the same day Beijing sent 2,000 rapid diagnostic tests to the Philippines. Serbia’s president pleaded for assistance not from the country’s neighbors in Europe, which restricted the export of needed medical equipment, but from China.
China’s Coronavirus Diplomacy
Rome praises Beijing’s ‘solidarity’ in sending ventilators, face masks, doctors and nurses.
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